The Hillsborough County Aviation Authority (HCAA) selected a development team led by VanTrust Real Estate, with JE Dunn and HOK as the design-builder, to deliver a new, nine-story, 270,000 SF office building at Tampa International Airport. The project also includes a 1,291-space parking garage adjacent to the building. HCAA will occupy three floors of the building for their own offices, with Avison Young marketing and leasing the remainder of the space. HCAA is expected to purchase the building within seven years. An elevated walkway connects the office building’s atrium to the SkyConnect train station, which provides service to the airport’s main terminal and rental car center. The office provides panoramic views of Old Tampa Bay, the downtown Tampa skyline, and aircraft on the surrounding runways. Sustainability was a driving force behind the development, and it achieved LEED Platinum – the first office in Tampa – and WELL building certifications.